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From: Kima
Subject: Using normals with clock
Date: 20 Aug 2020 21:15:02
Message: <web.5f3ee6dd20321f3fecc0fada0@news.povray.org>
When using the clock option to create a series of images for animation, normals
are ignored.

I understand that a series of frames for animation needs consistency. Can't
POV-RAY calculate a single normal for the first frame and keep in for the rest
of the frame (to avoid difference as a result of randomness)?

POV-RAY does it for pigments with random patterns. For example, crackle or bozo
works in pigment but not for normal when using clock.


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Using normals with clock
Date: 20 Aug 2020 21:45:05
Message: <web.5f3eee2db28580214d00143e0@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Kima" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> When using the clock option to create a series of images for animation, normals
> are ignored.
>
> I understand that a series of frames for animation needs consistency. Can't
> POV-RAY calculate a single normal for the first frame and keep in for the rest
> of the frame (to avoid difference as a result of randomness)?
>
> POV-RAY does it for pigments with random patterns. For example, crackle or bozo
> works in pigment but not for normal when using clock.

animate w/out using clock?  (ie just use initial_frame and final_frame)


regards, jr.


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Using normals with clock
Date: 20 Aug 2020 22:55:00
Message: <web.5f3efe38b28580211f9dae300@news.povray.org>
"Kima" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> When using the clock option to create a series of images for animation, normals
> are ignored.

They are?   :O
Are you sure?  This is first I've heard of it.
Every frame should be rendered just like in a stand-alone scene.

Are you using an ini file that sets a quality level?


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From: Kima
Subject: Re: Using normals with clock
Date: 20 Aug 2020 22:55:01
Message: <web.5f3efedcb2858021ecc0fada0@news.povray.org>
I confirm it was my mistake. I had set +Q6 for faster rendering of the
animation.

Sorry about that. I was struggling with this for hours before asking this
question. Sometimes, we are blind to spot tiny errors :-P


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From: Leroy
Subject: Re: Using normals with clock
Date: 22 Aug 2020 21:15:06
Message: <web.5f4189e9b28580212c6bf86d0@news.povray.org>
"Kima" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I confirm it was my mistake. I had set +Q6 for faster rendering of the
> animation.
>
> Sorry about that. I was struggling with this for hours before asking this
> question. Sometimes, we are blind to spot tiny errors :-P

I've done that before! I remember one time, I just hit the Post message button
with the solution hit me.

Have fun!


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